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Trillium grant sheds new light on lawn bowlers

Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club recently installed an upgraded lighting system thanks to a $102,200 grant

On Friday, the Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club (ERLBC) held a special evening to celebrate the installation their new upgraded lighting system over the lawn bowling greens. These upgrades were possible thanks to a $102,200 Capital stream grant the Club received from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund to upgrade lighting over the lawn bowling greens. The Community Building Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

"We want to express our appreciation to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for helping to fund the new lights at the Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club," said Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott. "Lawn bowling is a great summer social activity which people of all ages can enjoy. We are grateful for the Trillium Foundation's support."

The project, completed in August 2022 included the removal of old and unsafe utility poles and the installation of new poles and new energy efficient lighting. The electrical panel in the clubhouse was also upgraded.

“With the new lights we can extend safe playing hours with a flip of the switch,” said Ian Burns, president of the club. “The flexibility of being able to bowl after sunset is literally a game changer. We’re excited about the opportunities it will provide.”

The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club moved to its present location at 74 David Street East in 1936 and was once the largest lawn bowling club in Canada. Members can play in leagues, casual matches or participate in inter-club tournaments. Beginners get free lessons from volunteer coaches. For more information about the ERLBC visit

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.